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Matt plays a long shot 

to settle a fight 

between feuding 

cow hands! 



This is a Tijjerhorse 



Tigerhorse is fierce as a tiger 

if anybody tries to take his Kraft Caramels 

because they're so chewy and good. And 

he whinnies like a horse because 

he always wants more . 




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Caramels like 
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EVERY BAR R HAND IS WATCHING, MAR5HAI 
AND THEY'RE GOING TO SEE , 
YOU GET CUT DOWN 
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Once the lights go out no one knows who he is 
HrrriNG, and quicklv the wen bolt for the poor... 




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WANTS MY JOB/ BEING RAMROD PAVS A PAT 
SONUS OHCE YOU GET THE STEERS TO THE RAIL 
LIME IIP NORTH,' HIS WAY OF GETTING <W -JOB IS 
BY MAKING THE MEN ADMIRE HIM BECAUSE HE „ 
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down the bar r crew... 






HOLD IT, BOYS.' TEX IS COVER. 

VOU.' LINE UP AND 
TO YOUR HORSES/ YC 
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MARSHAL, WHY DON'T YOU ARREST flier J 

I HAD A MITE TOO MUCH LIQUID 
REFRESHMENT.' I COULD USE A 
iOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP IN THE 
LOCAL COOLER/ 




THEN WADE STAGfcERS TOWARD MATT DILLON, 
LURCHING WOBBUNGLY FOR HIM, WHEW SUDDENLY, 
HIS HAND STREWJ FOR MATT'S SUN ... 





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As MATT DlUOH AND WADE GRAPPLE, UPSETTING 
THE RAG-FILLED BUCKET, THE CURTAINS CATCH FIRE 
AND AS THE BLAZES SPREADS... 




TEX, TAKE YOUR TRAIL HANDS OUT OF DODGE 
TAME THEM OR NEXT TIME THEY CUT 
: HERE, THEY'LL 
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OUR BIS HERD SPOOKY/ I'M GOING TO NEED 
EYEW LAST TRAIL HAND TO KEEP THE BEEF FROM ") 
STAMPEDING.' AND THAT MEANS, I WANT WAPEi J 





As WADE DIRECTS, HE HAS THE MEN RIDE AFTER THE 
STEERS THAT TRY TO BREAK FRCW\ THE MAIM HERO. 

BUT SHORTLY AFTER... r— 7 r- 

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StN& TO 'EM? MAKE IT A 
FAREWELL SON© TO VOUR 
PAY, SOYS.' THAT SINSING'U 
DRIVE 'EM CLEAR BACK TO TEXAS. 1 



Birr with sad songs and guitar notes floating 

ACROSS THE PLAINS, THE RESTLESS HERD SOON BEDS 
DOWN DESPITE THE FLASHES OF HEAT LIGHTNING... 





And afts? finishing his shopping for supplies, 
tex ander5 returns to the marshal's office 
for his gun. 



I LEARNED I DON'T NEED A 



WHY THE \ GUN FOR AUTHORITY/ THE MEN 
CHANGE, / HAD TO CHOOSE WHO THEY WANTED 
TEX? / FOR RAMROD---WADE OR ME.' THEY 
DECIDED THE MAN WHO KNEW HOW TO 
HANDLE BEEF ON THE HOOF WA5 MORE 
* IMPORTANT THAN THE FELLOW WHO COULD 
PAINT THE TOWN RED,' THEIR WAGES DEPEND 
.OX GETTING THOSE STEERS NORTH— NOT ON CUT- 
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HANK, DOWT \ A FAT LOT OF SOOD THAT'LL 
DRAW OR THE DO HIM.' HE HASN'T EVEN GOT 

MARSHAL WILL / A COOLER TO PUT ME IN/ 
ARREST YOU/ 



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WHEN DODGE C\TY WAS FIRST FOUNDED, NO 
ONE BOTHERED TO'SUILD A JAIL.' THAT 
ENCOURAGED SOME MEN, FIRED-UP BY 
LIQUID REFRESHMENT CALLED "CHAIN 
LIGHTNING? TO TAKE WILD CHANCE5... 





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An hour later, the calmed man emerged from But even with a jail for discouragement, some 
what was to serve as dodge city's rr5t citizens of dodge city couldn't avoid taking an 

jail--- a well/ p , overdose of chain lightning/ one was tad thorne, 

_ . a lawyer, whose tongue was loosened by liquids.,. 




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The cure began when tad thorne finally fell 
asleep in a chair/ they carted him off to 
am unusual place for a temporary rest— 
the local funeral parlor./ 




H0UR5 LATER, IN A CANDLELIT ROOM, TAD 
TXORNE'S £YE5 FOCUSED ON A BEWILDERING 
SIGHT... 



With a frightened leap, thorne vaulted our op 

THE COFFIN/ ON ITS SIDE, HE READ AN ASTOUNDING SIGH. 





At the top of the ridge Burke Boren and 
Sig Fents reined in and looked backward 
across the barren hills. 

"He's still trailing us," said Sig, scratch- 
ing his bearded face, worriedly. "I don't 
like this, Boren." 

"Nothing to worry about," said Boren, 
squinting to focus on the dtstanl figure of 
a rider. "No Injun lawman scares me." 

"Well I'm worried," came the reply. 
"This is Indian land. We're wonted men 
here. After those hundred horses we rus- 
tled in this territory lost year, those Red- 
skins will be after our scalps." 

"Just the same we're safer rustling In 
Injun country than outside of it," said 
Burke. "If a white posse nabbed us we'd 
be strung up without a trial. But an Injun 
lawman would have to turn us over to the 
Reservation Authorities — if he could catch 
u 5 . " 

ne grinned contemptuously at the dis- 
tant figure of the rider. "But don't fret 
yourself," he continued. "Now lhat we 
know he's troiting us we can turn the tables 
on him," 

"You've got something there, Boren. If 
we can get that Injun out of the way, round- 
ing up another herd of Redskin horses will 



be a cinch." 

Back on the trail Sergeant Tommy 
Blacksnake of the Indian Police watched 
the distant ridge. Boren and Fenis had 
been spotted the day they entered the res- 
ervation. The Indian horses they had rus- 
tled the year before had not been forgot- 
ten. Well remembered, too, was the loss 
of face suffered by Tommy and his fellows 
of the Indian Police. 

But those two horse thieves would not 
escape this time. Tommy stared at his dis- 
tant quarry. He knew he had been seen 
but that was oil right with Tommy. It was 
all part of his plan. 

And hours later, when the trail led into 
a narrow ravine between two huge boul- 
ders — a perfect spot for an ambush — 
Tommy grinned. For this was all part of his 
plan loo. 

Hidden on top of those boulders were 
Ihe two horse thieves. Tommy knew they 
were waiting for him, ready to spring their 
trap as his horse moved between the rocks. 
Even now he couid see their lurking shad- 
ows stirring in the strong sunlight that lit up 
the trail before him. With a grin Tommy 
dug heels into his horse and sent if gallop- 
ing into the ambush. 

Up on the rocks the waiting rustlers 
heard the pony come tearing up the trail. 
Then, suddenly, as the horse came be- 
tween them they leaped. Only too late did 
they realize that the pony's saddle was 
empty. But by that time Boren and Fenis 
had tumbled to the dusty trail between the 
two boulders. 

"Where's that blasted Injun?" said 
Boren, looking after Tommy's horse. 

The answer came from behind him. 
"Right here!" It was Tommy Blacksnake! 
He stood there with a rifle in his hand. 

Sig turned on Boren snarling. "So you 
were going to trap the Injun, eh? I warned 
you — " 

Tommy grinned. "Injun see trap! Send 
horse into ambush. But Injun rider go round 
back way and trap trappers. 

"Rustler smart, but Injun lawman 
smarter," he concluded. 

And as Boren and Fenis were herded 
down the trail they knew he had them 

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NOW SIMMER DOWN/ YOUR FARES ARE PAID TO 
DODGE C\Ty> YOU'RE 60INGSTRAIGHT THERE, 
LIKE IT OR NOT.' 





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But finally exhaustion wins out and matt 
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I WAS PLAYED FOR A | JOHNNY^HE'S A FINE 

FOOL-.' THE BOY LED /YOUN6 0OY-' HE 
ME INTO A TRAP' /WOULDN'T DOATBING- 
LIKE THAT.' 




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TO DO IT/ CANTON MAY 
HAVE CAPTURED HIS FOLKSf 
AND THREATENED TH£M 
UNLESS JOHNNY PID AS 
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Z THAW OUT A BIT, /THIS BUZZARD? MATT, 
THAT'S WHERE 
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But minutes later, a determine? matt 
dillon shuffles on through the peep snow 
and bitter cold., 




STOP ACTING tOCO.' DILLON'S y^^^ 
FROZEN TO DEATH By -^jjijj 
NOW/ COME IN AND F>~3WKfi 
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A6 HI5 FINGERS BECOME NUMB AND HIS BODY 
WORKS ONLY SLUGGISHLY, AS HE FREBZES, /VtATT 
DILLON FINDS A PLANK BEHIND THE HOUSE AND 
PAINFULLY DRAGS IT ON... 



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